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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
FWD 4-Door XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,132
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 99.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.2 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 51.0 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.9 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.0 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 16.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3268
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4400 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 7000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.5
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.25
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51 1.94
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Ford Escape
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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